Archive for July 2012

Understanding Security Threats: Private, Hybrid, Public Clouds

In his lecture at UCLA on Amazon Web Services Cloud, Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon and the technical lead of the worldbs leading cloud service provider, said, bAt the end of each presentation, I face three questions: one, security; two, security; three, security.b Make no mistake […]

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How to Minimize IT Security Risks

Not to bbeat a dead horseb, but I need to remind you that you are already taking significant risks in the Cloud every day.B While there are many examples, if you use online banking you are exchanging convenience for information security.B In other words, you are at […]

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Information Security: Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

I will admit to being pretty cautious in my adoption of the Cloud.B You see, I differentiate between data that is not really mine and my data. With online banking for example, the data I access isnbt really mine.B I am just being given convenient access to […]

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Addressing FUD About Cloud Security

We all use the Cloud in some way, shape or form.B And, for those of us that actually stop to ponder the implications, we realize that our perception of security varies dramatically. For example, we btrustb our bank to secure our financial information in the Cloud.B Thatbs […]

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Unified Communication Systems Solutions

There are many ways to create a Unified Communication Systems Solution.B Ultimately, we want one phone number and one inbox for all communication and message management, but there are plenty of steps along the way that will reap big rewards. First, ask yourself where your greatest point […]

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What is Unified Messaging?

Can I share my sad story with you? I was sitting on the sofa last year and, like most of you, I had my Blackberry lying on the cushion next to me.B Itbs always close so this was not uncommon. A bit of time passed and I […]

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The Benefits of Unified Communications Management

While I am yet to see any system that truly exemplifies unified communications, there are applications that have been developed to address one of the biggest concerns for most companies-providing outstanding customer service. Does this sound familiar?B You call your telecom provider.B I wonbt pick on any […]

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How Unified Are Your Business Communications Solutions?

Most of you are familiar with the term bunified communicationsb.B By my standards, most flavors of unified communications are not unified at all.B Until I have one phone number and e-mail inbox to manage, my communications will not truly be unified. What I have seen is significant […]

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BYOD: Getting Buy-In

There are many downsides to embracing bbring your own deviceb.B Since sticking your head in the sand is probably not the best approach, it may help to know what other companies have found as they waded into this water. One of the main issues is that employees […]

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BYOD vs. Company-Owned

The headline reads bThe BYOD Revolution-and the Rising Application Insurrectionb.B The article compares the fervor over employees demanding to use their iPhones and iPads with the Casual Friday Rebellion from the b70s.B Many people currently in management level positions were part of the brank and fileb back […]

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Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Consultant

01Mergers and Acquisitions
Sales is known as a high turnover profession, but the recent rash of mergers and acquisitions in telecom make it even more...
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